Director Rohit Shetty has quashed rumours of Kareena Kapoor being cast opposite Shahrukh Khan in his next project Chennai Express and says that the leading lady will be zeroed in soon. "I have not really (approached Kareena Kapoor), she knows what I am making. I might do something else with Kareena," Shetty told PTI, in an exclusive interview.
Grapevine is abuzz that Deepika Padukone is likely to feature opposite King Khan in the film. "Just wait for ten days and then everyone will come to know who it is. In ten days time, we will announce about our heroine," he said.
Interestingly for Shetty, Chennai Express is the first film where he will be working without his close buddy Ajay Devgn. In all the eight films that Shetty has directed till date, Ajay has been a common factor, but the director says that making an exception with CE, should not be taken otherwise. "There is no fight, there is no negativity happening between us. We are working together for Singham 2. I don't think people should question the bond we share," Shetty said.
Ask him if there is any scope where he can have Ajay Devgn doing a cameo in the film, the 39-year-old director says, "Not really as the script is almost ready. In two months we will start shooting."
Chennai Express will go on floors from the end of September and release would happen mid-next year.